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If you have been here before, you’ve probably gathered that the only thing I love more than reading books is talking about books. This year I set a reading goal of 25 books, and I’m currently at 10. So, here I am, ready to share some of my stellar (or not so) reads of 2021, and what ones I currently have my nose in.

Books I’ve Read

Guild Hunter #3-6

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Guild Hunter #1, Angel’s Blood- Shop here

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Guild Hunter series is a cult favorite and went viral at one point in 2020 amongst Sarah J Maas fans, which is obviously how I discovered it. In early 2021 I read books 3-6 of the series, but took a break from it to read some of the other books on this list. I’m planning on finishing the rest this year, though! The series is fantastic and I know a lot of people who just breezed through the entire thing.

A Court of Silver Flames

Amazon.com: A Court of Silver Flames (A Court of Thorns and Roses Book 5)  eBook: Maas, Sarah J.: Kindle Store
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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Holy Moly, this book stole my soul. Here is my Goodreads review:

“I am rarely wordless, but I don’t even have the words to describe how much I loved this book. It resonated with me so deeply on so many levels, but especially when it came to the journey of mental health. Each new book I read of SJM’s I’m convinced it couldn’t get any better, but I’m proven wrong each time. I literally could not count the number of times I had to pause and hold this book to my heart or the amount of times I cried out of pride for the characters. Never would’ve thought a Nesta POV would end up being my favorite book in the series, but here we are. Very much looking forward to whatever soul-touching book SJM comes out with next. :)”

I absolutely loved it and will probably read it a billion more times in my life.

Sing Me Forgotten

Amazon.com: Sing Me Forgotten (9781335147943): Olson, Jessica S.: Books
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Rating: 5 out of 5.

This book was very atmospheric. It’s a kind of fantastical twist on phantom of the opera, but with powers and class divides and romance and the like. This book was the author’s very anticipated debut into the YA fantasy world, and I really enjoyed it.

From Blood and Ash (1-3)

My Fancast/Dreamcast: From Blood and Ash series by Jennifer L. Armentrout –  NJG Entertainment.com
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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Okay, Casteel is the only book boyfriend who I think has ever combatted my love for Rhysand from ACOTAR. These books are SO good. I had to slow myself down so much when reading a Kingdom of Flesh and Fire because a Crown of Guilded Bones wasn’t out yet and I didn’t want to have to wait between books. Poppy is an absolute kick ass heroine and I love her so much.

Hopeless Tomato

Hopeless Tomato, by Sarah Robbins - Bottlecap Press
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Rating: 5 out of 5.

EEEEEEEE! This book is by my bestie Sarah (beretmerry.com). It’s a “collection of poems that exists at the intersection of playful and longing. The poems range in topic from thirst traps to video games to borderline-blasphemous bible verse reprises, with an often stream-of-consciousness flow that pulls you through to the last line. The collection is threaded together with a voice of sincerity that doesn’t take itself too seriously.”

It’s so so SO good! There’s even a poem about me in it. O_o Definitely the most exciting book release of 2021 for me. They are such a talented author.

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That’s it for the books I’ve read this year! I read a few more books for school that I wasn’t a huge fan of, so I’m not going to include them in this post. So, moving on to….

Currently Reading

Be Here Now

Be Here Now: Dass, Ram: 8601404531828: Amazon.com: Books
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I’m trying to broaden my horizons and read more than just fantasy books. I bought this book because it is a widely loved book about spirituality that has apparently helped a lot of people. I like it so far! I don’t agree with everything in the book, but I am learning new things and it’s nice to see a different perspective.

My main issue with this book is that it isn’t the most inclusive. It’s written by a white man and every anecdote and quote is geared towards men. While I’m reading I’m just like… does this guy think that only men can be spiritual? It annoys me. Still learning things though, so I’m gonna try to push through.

Serpent & Dove

Amazon.com: Serpent & Dove eBook: Mahurin, Shelby: Kindle Store
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I’ve not actually started this book yet, but I plan to very very soon. So, no comment. It is sitting in my Kindle library waiting to be read, though.

That’s it for the books I’ve read this year & am currently reading! If you liked this post, be sure to check out part 2 where I talk about what I read in the second half of the year!

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